November 19, 2014
by William Helbling
Top UN officials on Tuesday warned the world of the growing crisis of Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and urged the international community to take action in helping the Iraqi government transition towards democracy. The UN officials provided a report assessing the on the ground violence committed by ...[read more]
July 3, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On July 3, 2008, a judge for the US District Court for the Central District of California ordered the release of two US Marines who had been jailed for refusing to testify about the deaths of Iraqi detainees during the Fallujah offensive in November 2004. The two Marines, Sgt. Ryan G Weemer and ...[read more]
May 7, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A Virginia military jury on Thursday acquitted US Navy SEAL Matthew McCabe on charges of assaulting a high-profile Iraqi detainee. Petty Officer 2nd Class McCabe was accused of punching Ahmed Hashim Abed, implicated in the killing of four American contractors in Fallujah in 2004. McCabe was ...[read more]
April 24, 2010
by Ximena Marinero
A Navy judge in Iraq acquitted US Navy SEAL Jonathan Keefe Friday of a charge of dereliction of duty in relation to the alleged assault of a high-profile Iraqi detainee implicated in the killing of four American contractors in Fallujah in 2004, citing insufficient evidence. Testimony at the ...[read more]
January 12, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
A US military judge ruled Monday that the trials for two Navy SEALs accused in the alleged assault of an Iraqi prisoner will be held on a US military base in Iraq in order for the alleged victim to be questioned in court. Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Keefe and Petty Officer 1st Class Julio ...[read more]
April 9, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A jury of US Marines acquitted Sgt. Ryan Weemer Thursday of one count of murder and one count of dereliction of duty for his involvement in the shooting death of a detained Iraqi insurgent during a Multi-National Force-Iraq (MNF-Iraq) November 2004 offensive in Fallujah. Weemer's defense ...[read more]
February 27, 2009
by Matt Glenn
Iraqi-born Dutch citizen Wesam al Delaema pleaded guilty Thursday in the US District Court for the District of Columbia to a charge of conspiracy to murder US nationals outside the United States. Al Delaema is the first alleged insurgent in the Iraq war to be tried in US federal court. As part ...[read more]
January 13, 2009
by Tere Miller-Sporrer
The court-martial for US Marine Corp Sgt. Jermaine Nelson has been scheduled for February 16, according to a Monday report in the San Diego Union-Tribune. The trial was scheduled to begin earlier this month, but a delay was granted following a ruling in which the court approved the appointment of ...[read more]
December 16, 2008
by Andrew Morgan
US Marine Sgt. Jermaine Nelson pleaded not guilty Monday in a military court at Camp Pendleton to charges of unpremeditated murder and dereliction of duty in connection with the November 2004 killing of four detained Iraqi insurgents. Nelson and another Marine, Sgt. Ryan Weemer, face charges ...[read more]
August 29, 2008
by Joe Shaulis
A federal jury on Thursday acquitted former US Marine Sgt. Jose Luis Nazario Jr. of voluntary manslaughter and other charges in the first civilian trial for crimes allegedly committed by a member of the US military in Iraq. After six hours of deliberation, a jury in US District Court for the ...[read more]

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